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Karl Mamola headshot
The American Association of Physics Teachers has just announced our friend and colleague Karl Mamola has been selected to receive their most prestigious award, the Oersted medal. The Association’s description of this award (see

Now Hiring: Tenure Track Faculty for Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 2:16pm
The Department of Physics and Astronomy,, invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August, 2015. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field...

"Best Undergraduate Student Paper"

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:51pm
Mariah Birchard, an undergraduate student working with David Sitar, has just been awarded "Best Undergraduate Student Paper" from the Spring NCS-AAPT meeting. The title of their paper was "The Sun in a Flash: A Quick and Easy Solar Imaging Lab,”...
This month two Physics and Astronomy faculty members have written columns for the Charlotte Observer. Rachel Smith, Assistant Professor and Director of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences updates us...
Maggie Seeds graduated ASU in the spring of 2012 with a BS in Applied Physics and an astronomy concentration. Today she works at Clarkston Consulting at their headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. She was recently profiled in the "...
At the March 2014 Meeting of the American Physical Society, App State undgergraduate student Samuel Migirditch won an award for his research presentation on "Analysis Methods for Frequency Resolved Florescence Anisotropy Studies." The research was...
ASU undergraduate Physics major Kayla Zimmerman has been awarded a 2014  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. She will be spending 11 weeks at the...
When you hear about rings around objects in our Solar System, you naturally think of planets like Saturn and Neptune. But it turns out the giant gas planets aren't the only bodies that sport rings. An international team of astronomers announced...
Two ASU undergraduate Physics and Astronomy students, Matthew Childers and Nikolai Hesterberg, have been chosen for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratories in Boulder...

Department to Host NCS-AAPT Spring Meeting

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:38pm
The Physics & Astronomy Department at Appalachian State University is hosting the Spring 2014 meeting of the the North Carolina State Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (NCS-AAPT) on April 11th -12th, 2014. Please...

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